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March 10: Politics & Pints—BOLD State Dinner at Cottonwood Cafe in Lincoln

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Join Bold Nebraska on the evening of Thursday, March 10 for “Politics & Pints: The BOLD State Dinner.”

On the same night that Pres. Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be sitting down to their first official State Dinner at the White House since Trudeau’s victory in the Canadian election, we’ll meet up to enjoy some tarsands-free local foods and beers at Cottonwood Cafe in Lincoln. 

We imagine that Pres. Obama and PM Trudeau will be talking tarsands at the table, so we want to make sure our leaders hear our message loud and clear: #KeepItInTheGround

  • WHAT: Politics & Pints: BOLD State Dinner
  • WHEN: Thursday, March 10 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Cottonwood Cafe — 440 S 11th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • RSVP: Please RSVP on the form below. We’ll provide some appetizers; bring cash for the bar!

**POLITICS & PINTS: PUB QUIZ**

To keep things lively, we’ll be hosting a Politics & Pints Pub Quiz focused on the topics likely to come up at dinner between Obama and Trudeau: climate change, tarsands expansion, and the NAFTA lawsuit that TransCanada filed against the U.S. government.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2016

Contact:
Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org 

Bold Nebraska to Host “Politics & Pints: Bold State Dinner” Event
on Same Night Pres. Obama Hosts Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
to Talk Climate, Tarsands at White House State Dinner 

“Politics & Pints: Bold State Dinner” at Cottonwood Café on March 10 (5-7 p.m.)
to feature local food & beers, climate and tarsands-themed Pub Quiz

Lincoln — On the same night that Pres. Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be sitting down to their first official State Dinner at the White House to discuss our countries’ strategies to fight climate change, Bold Nebraska will host “Politics & Pints: Bold State Dinner,” to make sure our leaders hear our message loud and clear: tarsands fails the “climate test” and we need to keep it in the ground.

The event on Thursday, March 10 at Cottonwood Cafe in Lincoln will feature a menu of tarsands-free local beers and foods, and a Pub Quiz whose questions will focus on the topics likely to come up at the table between Pres. Obama and PM Trudeau — climate change, tarsands, and TransCanada’s NAFTA claim seeking $15 billion from U.S. taxpayers to recoup losses from its failed Keystone XL pipeline project.

Bold Nebraska joined a coalition of international groups calling for Pres. Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau to adopt a consistent “Climate Test” against which any proposed energy infrastructure projects and policies could be evaluated for their climate impacts.

The Climate Test, which was unveiled jointly by American and Canadian environmental groups earlier this month, defines what a coherent test would look like and how it can be applied so leaders can assess the viability of new energy infrastructure and policies to make sure they fit within the goals of the Paris climate agreement, which aspires to limit global warming to an increase of no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

“Adopting a climate test for new energy projects gives landowners a sense of security and a bright line to tell Big Oil we are leaving outdated energy behind us,” said Jane Kleeb, director of Bold Nebraska. “Trudeau and Obama have a strong legacy of protecting our land and water, and we are counting on them to take this next climate step together.”

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